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Nacho Elvira Holds On To Win Soudal Open

Nacho Elvira Holds On To Win Soudal Open

Nacho Elvira held off strong competition from Denmark’s Niklas Nørgaard to claim his second DP World Tour title at the Soudal Open in Belgium.

The 37-year-old Spaniard entered the final round at Rinkven International Golf Club with a healthy four-shot advantage with the lead was stretching the five. However, at the last, he found himself with just a slender advantage. Nørgaard had the opportunity to match Elvira’s score at the top of the leaderboard on 18 under and force a play-off however, the Dane missed his birdie putt which confirmed Elvira’s victory.

Elvira sealed his second DP World Tour triumph with a level-par 71. His previous victory on the DP World Tour came at the 2021 Cazoo Open.

Following his victory, an emotional Elvira said: “I’m very happy. I was a little bit emotional because I know all the hard work that I put in that sometimes doesn’t show. I couldn’t ask for anything better.

“I wasn’t feeling comfortable off the tee today, my driving was a little bit off and you really need to hit it straight here. It was all hard because I knew I wasn’t hitting it good but I tried to keep it in play and I tried to hold on to it.”

Nørgaard finished with a three-under 68 in the final round to finish in a three-way tie for second on 17 under that also featured home favorite Thomas Pieters and France’s Romain Langasque.

What is the next event?

The next event on the DP World Tour Schedule is the European Open taking place between May 30-June 2 at Green Eagle Golf Course in Germany.